Wolverhampton Children's Book Award Shortlist 2024

Cast your vote for the Wolverhampton Children's Book Award 2023!

Wolverhampton Children's Book Award 2023 Shortlist 

The Wolverhampton Children’s Book Award celebrates children’s books published in the last year. It is an opportunity for children from Years 5 - 8 to read a range of fiction and to nominate new books which they have enjoyed reading.

Both the longlist and shortlist of books are chosen by young people from schools across the region. The purpose of the Wolverhampton Children’s Book Award is not only to celebrate children’s literature, but to promote reading for pleasure and to reinforce the importance of fiction.

Since the Award began in 2019, young people across Wolverhampton have voted the following titles as their winners:

2018 - Will You Catch Me by Jane Elson

2019 - Little Badman and the Invasion of the Killer Aunties by Humza Arshad

2020 - Wilde by Eloise Williams

2021 - The Hideaway by Pam Smy

2022 - Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by A.F. Steadman 

The following titles have been shortlisted for the 2023 Award:

WCBA 2023 Shorlist

In collaboration with Authors Aloud UK, the shortlisted authors will be invited to attend an award ceremony on Tuesday, 25th June. Please look out for updates on this page as author attendance is confirmed. If your school would like to take part in the Award, then please contact Zoe Rowley: zer@wgs-sch.net .

For more information about this, or other ways Wolverhampton Grammar School can support your school or organisation, please contact Zoe Rowley by email: zer@wgs-sch.net or telephone: 01902 421326.

For information about Authors Aloud UK and their work to bring authors into schools, please contact Annie Everall, by email: annieeverall@authorsalouduk.co.uk or telephone: 07889 274637.

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Voting is now open!

Are you aged 9 to 13? Vote now for the book that you would like to see win the 2023 Wolverhampton Children’s Book Award!

Voting will close on Monday 10th June 2024.

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